or hamster face emoji [ham-ster feys ih-moh-jee]
What does 🐹 mean?
The hamster face emoji wriggles with cuteness. It expresses soft and cuddly feelings, especially toward small pet rodents—including, of course, hamsters. But, weirdly, it can also be directed toward people too.
- 🐻 bear face emoji
- 🐭 mouse face emoji
- hamster emoji
- guinea pig emoji
I’m so cute 💕🌷🐹
New fur baby, Tiny Rick 🐹💕
Where does come from?
Who uses ?
The hamster face emoji is often used in reference to all small rodents kept as domestic pets, including mice, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, and even the occasional chinchilla.
zelena is being crazy and running everywhere and regina is just chilling. they’re getting into character nicely. 🐹💚 pic.twitter.com/j1pFNKsImD
— vulva-rine (@lqbtaylor) December 29, 2016
— ℛ♛ (@missraaach) December 29, 2016
The emoji is sometimes used when describing a person’s looks, usually relating to someone’s face being cute and chubby, resembling the likes of a chipmunk.
Yesterday was a mess and today I look like a chipmunk 🙃🐹😂 pic.twitter.com/Gaw4GUZoXh
— Camryn Collins (@camryncollinss) December 29, 2016
If you want to make someone’s day, take your grandma to see Sing or any movie in 3D. She will get the biggest kick out of it 🐻🐧🎶🐄🐑🐹🐱😊❤
— Chloe Morning (@ChloRida16) December 29, 2016
As the above tweet shows, the hamster face emoji is frequently paired with other furry-looking, I-want-to-squeeze-you emoji faces, like the bear face emoji, 🐻.
Some users like to include the hamster face emoji as part of their social-media handles, suggesting a shy but sweet personality.
In the 2010s, KIA Motors ran a series of advertisements for its Soul model featuring anthropomorphic hamster gangstas, which has inspired some use of the hamster face emoji in reference to the ad campaign.
everytime I see a Kia Soul driving around I’m expecting to see a car full of hamsters 🐹💨
— Steffanie Tarian (@steffy_tarian) March 19, 2015
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